Archive For: LinkedIn

Can LinkedIn Groups be Saved? 7+ Things LinkedIn can Do

Today's LinkedIn groups don’t offer as much unique value as they could – or should. Can they be saved? Maybe. Much will depend on group managers and individual members, but there are a number of things LinkedIn itself can do to enhance their usefulness and value. This article shares some of my recommendations. I'd love to hear yours as well.

LinkedIn Activity: Trying to Manage the Virtually Unmanageable

This article attempts to help intermediate and advanced LinkedIn users understand how their LinkedIn activity is broadcast and shared with other users, and provides recommendations for the best approaches to managing that activity within LinkedIn's constraints. It provides a comparable assessment and recommendations for filtering and managing other people's LinkedIn activity as well.

LinkedIn Company Pages: A Worthwhile Investment?

LinkedIn Company Pages once held a lot of promise, but their value has becoming increasingly limited over time. Most organizations can now probably either live without them or restrict their usage to a simple organizational profile. This article assesses the past and current state of the feature and offers guidance on the most practical ways to leverage it. (September 23, 2014)

Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile II: 7 More Tasks and 23+ Tips

Building on an earlier post - 7 Simple To Dos for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile – this piece offers additional guidance to help professionals upgrade their LinkedIn profiles. It describes seven tasks that can be tackled in one sitting or over several sessions. These tasks include adding digital links, creating a summary and adding specialties, selecting representative skills and expertise, and customizing one’s public profile. Each task includes specific tips that reflect best practices and/or maximize the profile’s potential effectiveness.

LinkedIn Endorsements: What You Can and Can’t Manage

The LinkedIn Endorsements feature has become very popular, even though it has not been universally well received. No matter what you may think of them, it appears they may become a permanent feature of LinkedIn profiles. This article addresses some of the logistical challenges of managing endorsements by providing an overview of which aspects can and can't be managed. It concludes with a request for LinkedIn to give users even greater control over them.

Tech Tip: Installing and Using the LinkedIn Bookmarklet

One of the most powerful features of LinkedIn is the ability to share online resources via status updates, in groups, and/or with individual contacts. Doing so allows professionals to open a dialogue about the topic being shared and learn from others in their fields. The LinkedIn bookmarklet is a great tool to facilitate this sharing; however, many people are either unaware of its existence or don't know how to install and use it. This Tech Tip offers simple guidance to help people effectively leverage this valuable tool.

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